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    Tuesday, July 21, 2009

    Pay Pal aids Iranian Regime

    Has something to do with the Patriot Act:

    I was just told the @PayPal account is locked because of the Patriot Act... no joke.

    Austin Heap (austinheap) on Twitter

    Related post:

      Stompin the Regime's ass.

      In the upcoming days, Daniel Colascione and I will release a new program to provide unfiltered internet access to the people ofIran. A software package for Windows, Mac and Unix systems, called Haystack, will specifically target the Iranian government’s web filtering mechanisms.

      Similar to Freegate, the program directed against China’s “great firewall,” once installed Haystack will provide completely uncensored access to the internet in Iran while simultaneously protecting the user’s identity. No more Facebook blocks, no more government warning pages when you try to load Twitter, just unfiltered Internet.

      The network will be supported by donated high-quality servers outside of Iran. We will be able to provide an individual user with unfettered internet access that costs the donor $0.015 to $0.0375 per month.

      Proxyheap, the precursor to Haystack, was launched on June 22 just ten days after the election. That project, though, was only envisioned as a bandaid. It relied on proxies set up by individual users that were (through no fault of the thousands of generous contributors) unreliable and temporary. Moreover, individual users in Iran had to request access to a proxy. Haystack is a more efficient, effective and long-term solution.

      More worth the read.


      Paypal's abuse of members

      and lack of communication is


      Pay Pal also blocked our account

      so we can't get donations.

      Can't even communicate with them.

      They are still holding our funds ilegally and won't return

      Emails. Just more banking abuse.

      Paypal needs more Government supervision.




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